Monday, August 26, 2013

The Trigger has been pulled!

I did it! I published my first novel. Safe Distances is available now at I am crazy excited. The official launch will be in 7 days with a party and champagne to follow for close friends.  I will be eagerly anticipating the reviews and hopefully purchases that will come in.  There is so much to do now with marketing. Readings to line up and the lauch email as well as announcements to my colleges and retail research.  I am not going to try to do it all at once though.  I am going to jump back in to writing the second book which is about a 3rd of the way written and I am excited about adding to the character journals on the my website: If any of you have advice or ideas about spreading the word, chime in I'm all ears!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The cover (back and front) of Safe Distances Pre-publication

One step closer

When I decided to self-publish, I thought I was all but done with Safe Distances. I had no idea how arduous the actual publishing piece would be with gutters and pixels and ISBN options. All manner of hurdles to jump kept pushing the finishline further into the distance. Now I am almost there. The proof copy of my book will arrive Thursday and possibly as early as Monday I will get to push the final button. Then I get to wait for Amazon to get it up (5-7 days). Then I can hook up the last Buy it Now button on the website and I am done.  Keeping my eyes focused on the path, the horizon will bring whatever it brings. The best part of finishing this part is that I get to go back to writing book 2 and 3.  The character journals on the website will be fun too. I will add to them at least once a week, probably more than I will post here. So right now this post is pretty much for myself. I hope soon lots of people will join me in the Geodesphere!